New York Islanders Odds
The New York Islanders bid to punch their ticket to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1993 when they play Game 5 of their second-round series versus the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday in Toronto.
Brock Nelson recorded his second career multi-goal playoff performance and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also tallied in New York’s 3-2 victory on Sunday, giving the Islanders a 3-1 series lead in a best-of-seven series for the 11th time in franchise history.
New York has won all 10 of the previous series. Josh Bailey has collected three of his team-playoff-high 11 assists and team-playoff-high 13 points in the past three games. He was credited with two assists on Sunday.
Philadelphia Flyers Odds
The Philadelphia Flyers aim to stave off elimination on Tuesday when they play Game 5 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series versus the New York Islanders in Toronto.
The Flyers opened the postseason by winning eight of their first 11 contests before being pushed to the brink after losing back-to-back games for the first time since a four-game skid from Dec. 31-Jan. 7.
Sean Couturier scored Sunday for the second time in three games during a 3-2 setback for the Flyers, who face a 3-1 series deficit. Carter Hart is expected to draw back in net after sitting out the second of back-to-back games that were played on consecutive nights.
Field Level Media Betting Prediction for Islanders vs. Flyers for Game 5
Scoring goals has been a significant issue for Philadelphia since sweeping the round-robin tournament, with the club finding the net just 18 times in the past 10 outings. The resilient Flyers will receive just enough offense on Tuesday to stave off elimination.
LM Prediction: Flyers (-103) 2, Islanders 1
Field Level Media‘s Best Bet for Islanders vs. Flyers Game 5
The Flyers have mustered all of one goal in the third period this series, and that came after an uncharacteristic failure to clear the puck by the Islanders led to defenseman Ivan Provorov’s goal with 1:05 remaining in Game 4.
With that in mind, it seems unlikely Philadelphia will repeat the feat considering it may be playing conservatively at the other end.
FLM Best Bet: Under 1 (-205) on third-period goals by Flyers.